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  • Friday, November 11, 2011

    A Border Wars Book Fair sponsored by the UMKC Book Store featuring an extensive list of titles relating to the Bleeding Kansas period and the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West concludes with a with a book signing by authors participating in the symposium.

    General Sales: 12 noon – 6 p.m.
    Book Signing: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Friday, November 11, 2011

    Making the Border Bleed: Slavery and Politics in Territorial Kansas, moderated by Virgil Dean, Kansas Historical Society, and featuring talks by:

    Kristen Epps, Colorado State University – Pueblo; Before the Border Wars: Slavery and Southern Settlement on the Western Frontier, 1825-1845

    Nicole Etcheson, Ball State University; The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the “Crisis in Law and Order”

  • Preeminent American Civil War scholar Michael Fellman examines the robbery, arson, torture, murder, and raids that characterized this  most uncivil of wars in the Missouri-Kansas borderlands during the 1850s-60s.
    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Michael Fellman, a preeminent scholar of the American Civil War and an expert on the guerilla warfare that characterized the conflict in the Missouri-Kansas borderlands, considers how perfectly ordinary Americans could revise their moral and religious beliefs to justify such extraordinary violence with relative ease. Selectively picking texts from Holy Scripture, they assembled a war God perfectly suited to their actions out of Christian belief.

  • Join 17 leading scholars of the  Civil War-era conflict in Missouri and Kansas for a series of talks  and presentations on this most uncivil of wars.
    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    The Border Wars Conference, featuring sessions at both the Central Library and the Plaza Branch, offers an exploration of this most uncivil of wars while providing insight into the ways in which societies can be fragmented by ideology and ultimately rebuilt upon different lines.

  • Mike Brown of the Brainzooming Group presents ideas for how the Google Fiber gigabit broadband network can benefit schools, colleges, medical centers, urban and suburban neighborhoods, and the everyday lives of all Kansas Citians.
    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Mike Brown, strategic innovation expert at The Brainzooming Group, presents ideas for how the Google Fiber gigabit broadband Internet service can be used to benefit Kansas City on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook discusses his beautifully moving new memoir, Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain, in a special public conversation with Library Director Crosby Kemper III.
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Renowned stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook visits the Kansas City Public Library on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 for a public conversation about his beautifully moving new memoir, Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Master storyteller and Library favorite, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec delights his audiences with folktales and myths from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, and Afghanistan.
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Master storyteller and Library favorite, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec delights his audiences with folktales and myths from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, and Afghanistan. Kikuchi-Yngojo’s performances take his audiences on an adventure of the imagination, weaving a variety of traditional tales with music, movement, and expressions to bring the characters and places to life.

  • Monday, November 7, 2011

    Co-sponsored by UMKC Women’s Center.

  • Park University English professor Dennis R. Okerstrom tells the story of the men who flew Bottoms Up on her final mission, and of an American pilot turned prisoner of war after he was gunned down over Croatia.
    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    The Final Mission of Bottoms Up tells the story of Lee Lamar, an American pilot turned prisoner of war after his B-24J Liberator was gunned down in 1944 over Croatia during World War II.

    A professor of English at Park University, Dennis Okerstrom writes about the crash of Bottoms Up and explains how Lamar, a Missouri farm boy turned pilot, spent the coldest winter in a century in a stalag on the Baltic Sea – and then returned to the crash site more than 60 years later, seeking closure.

  • Mike and Nancy Micham present a family program full of stories, songs, and lots of laughter as part of the 12th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.
    Friday, November 4, 2011

    Mike and Nancy Micham honed their skills telling stories and singing traditional folk music at Silver Dollar City. They will present a family program full of stories, song, and lots of laughter as part of the Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.

    Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College–Maple Woods.

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